Louboutin Heel Height and Comfort

Which pair do you think are the most comfortable? The Peep-toe 110mm, Iriza 100mm, or Decollete 85mm? The answer might surprise you.

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Oh Louboutin’s…you beautiful and sometimes painful things! When it comes to comfort Louboutin is not one of the brands you think of, however, some are definitely more comfortable than others.  I won’t even talk about So Kate’s or Pigalle 120 because I can’t even stand still in them.  They are gorgeous but not in the cards for me.  To me comfort comes down to one thing, the width of the heel.  For me the height isn’t always what makes them uncomfortable. In terms of comfort don’t just look at the height of the heel look at the width of the heel. That is what is going to make it more stable to walk and put less pressure on your foot. I have worn all 3 of these heels for a night out in Vegas.  Which is the true test of a shoes comfort level.  Hahahaha.

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Peep-toe 110, Iriza 100, Decollete 85

By far the Peep-toe (older style don’t remember the name) 110mm is the most comfortable out of these 3.  The heel is the highest out of these but also has a platform and thicker heel. I feel the peep-toe helps the pressure of the front of the foot as well. If you are going for a heel over 100mm I would make sure it has a platform and possibly a peep-toe.  These platforms have everything a higher heel needs.  It has a peep toe, wider heel, and platform. I love these shoes!

Next in comfort out of these 3 is the Iriza 100mm.  It is my favorite of the Louboutin’s in look and comfort for a true stiletto that is 100mm. The skinnier the heel the less comfortable, but I do love this shoe.  For me I can wear them a tad longer than most Louboutin stiletto heels.  I wouldn’t say they are super comfortable, but they are manageable if you are looking for a killer stiletto look.

I had high hopes for the Decollete 85mm.  I don’t know if it’s just me but they kill my toes. I’m not sure if the cut-out of the Iriza makes them more comfortable, but these Decollete 85 were not as comfortable as the higher Iriza.   I wore these in Vegas and half way through the night bought different shoes to wear. While everyone sat down to dinner I snuck into Barneys to buy new shoes. Luckily, it was sale time and I grabbed Manolo Blahnik Hangisi flats for 60% off.  Perfect timing!  When I tried the Pigalle 85mm on in the store they were more comfortable for me, but I don’t own a pair yet.

I love the Pigalle Plato as well!  I have them in 100mm and 120mm.  I can walk all night in the 100. The pitch of the 120 makes them less comfortable but still manageable. The heel is wider than a traditional skinny stiletto.  That tiny bit of extra width makes all the difference.  The heel I absolutely LOVE is the Decollete Jazz 312.  It’s an older style and I got them in nude a few years ago and wish I would have bought the black too.  If anyone sees them please let me know.  🙂  It has a thicker heel than the new Decollete Jazz. I haven’t tried the new style but I have my eyes on them.  You know I refuse to pay retail so it’s a waiting and stalking game for me. Hahahah. The Almond toe and thicker heel makes them easy to walk in.

I have never paid retail for a pair of Louboutin’s and don’t plan on starting. Classic styles and colors can be hard to find for less than retail, but not impossible. Here are some links to some classics and other styles below retail. I know sometimes you have to pay retail but please don’t pay tax or shipping. Every dollar counts! 🙂 Here are some links.  

Happy Shopping!!!  🙂

 

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